French President Macron Blasts Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Over Insulting Remarks on His Wife
A war of words erupted between French President Emmnuel Macron and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro this weekend after Macron called for a G7 meeting with top industrial nations to tackle the recent fires in the Amazon forest in Brazil. Emmanuel forgot to invite the actual Amazon countries that are battling this year’s forest fires.
Bolsonaro lashed out at Macron and demanded he apologize for disrespecting his country’s sovereignty.
But on Tuesday Bolsonaro agreed to take aid from the G-7 nations if Macron apologizes.
However, Macron lashed out at President Bolosonaro on Monday after the Brazilian president mocked his wife Brigitte.
The BBC reported:
French President Emmanuel Macron has lashed out at Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro for endorsing “rude” remarks about his wife.
A supporter of the Brazilian president mocked Mr Macron’s wife, Brigitte, 66, in a Facebook post.
The post contained a photo contrasting the French first lady’s appearance with that of Mr Bolsonaro’s wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, 37.
“Now you understand why Macron is persecuting Bolsonaro?” it reads.
In response to the comment, Mr Bolsonaro wrote (in Portuguese): “Do not humiliate (him)… man, ha ha.”
Asked about Mr Bolsonaro’s remarks, Mr Macron said it was “extraordinarily rude” and “sad”.
Here is the post in question.